State Attorney: Murder suspect will not face death penalty

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:56 am | Updated: 10:41 pm, Fri Oct 11, 2013.

SARASOTA COUNTY - A Sarasota man charged with First Degree Murder of a SCAT bus driver in 2011 will not face the death penalty if convicted.

The State Attorney's Office announced in court Wednesday that they would not seek the death penalty against Charles Hill.

Hill is charged in the 2011 murder of James Brotherton. Prosecutors say Hill held up Brotherton at gunpoint and forced him to withdraw money from an ATM before killing him.

Brotherton was a Sarasota County transit driver who was sleeping in his car before a shift when he was reportedly approached by Hill.

The trial is scheduled for October 7th.

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1 comment:

  • JPZingher posted at 7:57 pm on Thu, Sep 26, 2013.

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    ATMs are extremely dangerous. That's why the banks don't tell you how many people are murdered each year for their ATM card and PIN. Home invasions and carjackings usually involve forced ATM withdrawals. This link is to an article about a very specific crime pattern called the "Express Kidnapping" which is basically an abduction and forced ATM withdrawal. It explains the details of how the crime pattern plays out, how to expose the data and most importantly, the details of how political corruption keeps the pattern from being tracked by the police. If you or someone you know was the victim of such a crime, read this and share it with everyone you know. Then send it to your local newspaper, news station, banker and legislator. Get them to investigate it. This applies worldwide, not just in the US. http://atmsafetypin.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/8/

     

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